I am a licensed attorney who, after pushing papers behind a desk for several years, felt that I was not making an impact with my privileged lifestyle or expensive bar license. I left to see the world and give back in any way I could.Read More
I'll be the first to admit there was a season of my life where I was traveling for Instagram. To cross off items on my list. I got caught up in looking for the "top Instagram spots" in a location instead of letting a city reveal its own beauty to me. In a world of perfect travel accounts, it's easy to want to imitate that in hopes of growing your following.
But after awhile, I started to feel empty. I started to feel like there was nothing about my travels that was special and unique to me.Read More
When I was at University, I didn’t have a huge desire to travel. Friends would head off to Thailand or South America for a summer, and I’d think, “Meh, I’ll just stick with Cornwall”.
Then I had a free year to do anything with before I started work, and I thought I suppose Ireally ought to travel. I booked my one way ticket to Melbourne, Australia, and constantly told family and friends that if I didn’t like it, I’d be back within a couple of weeks.Read More
I don’t want to bore you with an overused quote, but sometimes it fits the bill. “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” – Michael Palin gets it.
My theory is that travel, like all of life, is made up of associations.Read More
I don’t really know anything other than exploring the world bit by bit and I can’t find another explanation for getting the travel bug than via the genes of my parents. Since I was little, my parents took me travelling in a campervan, which allowed me to see a lot of countries at a young age.Read More
One word: diversity.
The world is a diverse place, culturally and physically.
My desire to travel first made itself known in school, when learning about countries completely different to my own. Places where people live different lives as a result of their cultural practices, physical surroundings and history.
I was born in Sydney, Australia but relocated to Saudi Arabia with my family when I was 4.
My earliest memories are all from Saudi: the colours, the smell of the souks and the sound of the call to prayer. The Middle East is a long way from suburban Sydney.Read More
I was born with the travel bug. Being born into a military family meant I instantly got used to friends and family being scattered all over the United States and the rest of the world. I was born in San Francisco, California, but raised in the city of Washington D.C.Read More
At 25, I had everything most twenty-somethings dream of – a great job, a cute apartment and I had just married my high school sweetheart. Life was good. But there was this nagging feeling that just wouldn’t go away.Read More
For me, travelling is about seeing beyond the veneer of a place. It’s about reading beyond the first page of a city’s metaphorical book. It’s about understanding the little things that add up to create a burning passion in the hearts of the locals.Read More
I've had the privilege of growing up in very different parts of the world; though born, raised, and currently residing in Canada, I lived in the Philippines for eleven years prior to university. I've also had the privilege of travelling through South East Asia, North America, and Europe.Read More
In 2009 I began to suffer from anxiety which for too many years prevented me from living my life. It completely robbed me of my identity; I changed from a confident and sociable person to a withdrawn shadow.Read More
Why do I travel? The question that strikes me more is why wouldn’t I travel? My parents have always loved a holiday so I guess that my eyes grew wide from a young age, and when I finished school there was going to be no stopping me from making my first long-term solo trip.Read More